Virginia de Vega
Born in Salamanca, where she studied double-bass at the conservatories both Professional and Superior obtaining the diplomas of Double-Bass, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of Salamanca. In 2011 she obtained a license degree in History and Science of Music.
She studied double-bass at Reina Sofia School with Rainer Zepperitz et Antonio García Araque, during the years 2001-2005, she obtained from Her Majesty the Queen the diploma of the most outstanding student of double-bass in 2003-2004.
She has received master classes from Ludwig Streicher, Duncan Mc Tier, Andrew Ackermann, Thomas Martin, Thierry Barbé, Bernard Salles, Giuseppe Ettore, Wolfgang Guetler, Esko Laine, Yasunory Kawahara, Martin Dobner, F. Petrachi and Gary Karr.
She has been part of the orchestra of the Conservatory of Salamanca, the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Canary Youth Orchestra, JONDE, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra (Germany), Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra School Symphony Madrid, being directed by directors like Peter Csaba, James Judd, José Luis García Asensio, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, V. Askenazy, Lutz Köller among others.
Often collaborates with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, National Orchestra of Spain, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon.
She has participated in various chamber ensembles as SMASH ensemble, Cuarteto de Contrabajos 4x4, Zahir Ensemle, Duo Grazioso, among others.
She has taught double-bass at the conservatories of Segovia, Palencia, Ávila, Soria, Valladolid.
She is currently professor at the “Padre Antonio Soler” Conservatory of San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid).
She has taught double-bass both Spain and Colombia (Medellin 2011).